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US military declares five missing Marines dead after Japan crash

Apo - The US military said Tuesday five Marines who had been missing since two planes crashed off Japan a week ago were dead.The announcement brings the final toll in the December 6 crash to six, with a seventh crew member rescued after the incident.

Legal fight in Brazil over Nissan apartment used by Carlos Ghosn

Rio De Janeiro - Japanese automaker Nissan is fighting a Brazil court order that allows the family of jailed former chairman Carlos Ghosn access to a luxury Rio de Janeiro apartment, saying it fears evidence could be destroyed.

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant

Apo - Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell.

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn charged, served with fresh arrest warrant

Apo - Japanese prosecutors Monday formally charged Carlos Ghosn with financial misconduct for under-reporting his salary and also served him a fresh warrant on separate allegations, meaning the tycoon will likely spend Christmas in a cell.

Japan's empress-in-waiting 'insecure' but vows to serve

Apo - Japan's Crown Princess Masako on Sunday pledged to do her best despite feeling 'insecure' about becoming empress in mere months, in a candid statement released on her 55th birthday.

Japan enacts controversial law to accept foreign workers

Apo - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition early Saturday rammed through legislation to bring more blue-collar foreign workers into the country, in a controversial move to address chronic labour shortages.

Five missing after two US military planes crash off Japan

Apo - Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said.

Takeda shareholders agree to $60 bn Shire acquisition

Apo - Shareholders at Japanese drug giant Takeda on Wednesday approved a plan to buy Irish pharmaceuticals firm Shire in a deal worth around $60 billion, the biggest foreign takeover ever by a Japanese firm.

Ghosn arrest puts Japan's justice system in the dock

Apo - The shock arrest of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn has thrown the international spotlight onto Japan's criminal justice system, where suspects face prolonged detention and interrogation without lawyers present.

Countering China: US, Japan and India push for open Asia

Buenos Aires - The leaders of the United States, Japan and India met jointly Friday for the first time and called for open navigation in Asia, a show of unity with China clearly in mind.

France, Japan uphold auto alliance amid Ghosn crisis

Buenos Aires - The leaders of France and Japan on Friday stood by the Renault-Nissan auto alliance despite ructions from the arrest of its chief executive, officials said.

Japan court extends Ghosn detention

Apo - A Tokyo court on Friday extended the detention of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, after his arrest on allegations of financial misconduct that have shaken the auto industry.

Japan prosecutors seek to extend Ghosn detention

Apo - Tokyo prosecutors were expected Friday to request an extension to Carlos Ghosn's detention over allegations of financial misconduct against the former Nissan chief that have shaken the auto industry.

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi reaffirm commitment to alliance

Paris - Automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi reaffirmed their committment to their alliance on Thursday as company leaders held their first meeting since the shock arrest of boss Carlos Ghosn.

Renault, Nissan alliance in first talks since Ghosn arrest

Paris - The heads of automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will meet Thursday for the first time since the shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn threw their fractured alliance into the open.

Top S. Korea court orders Japanese firm to pay out over forced labour

Seoul - South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a Japanese heavy industries giant to pay compensation over forced wartime labour -- the latest in a series of decisions to strain ties between the two neighbours.

Okinawa to hold US base referendum on February 24

Apo - The governor of Okinawa in southern Japan said Tuesday the region will hold a referendum on February 24 over an unpopular project to move a US airbase.

From superstar to suspect: Carlos Ghosn's crazy week

Apo - When Carlos Ghosn's private Gulfstream jet touched down at Tokyo's Haneda Airport at around 4:35pm on Monday, November 19, the millionaire auto tycoon had an unexpected welcoming committee: an elite unit of prosecutors.

Ghosn faces Mitsubishi sack as more allegations surface

Apo - Top executives from Mitsubishi Motors gather on Monday to sack Carlos Ghosn as chairman over alleged financial misconduct that the once-revered tycoon denies, as further allegations leaked out against him.

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn denies allegations: media

Apo - Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn has denied allegations of financial misconduct, claiming he had no intention of making false reports, Japanese media said Sunday.

Nissan CEO tells staff feels 'dismay' at Ghosn scandal

Paris - Nissan chief Hirohito Saikawa spoke of his "resentment and dismay" at revelations of misconduct by former company chief Carlos Ghosn in a letter to company employees.

Japan wheelchair user sues over ban from wine tasting event

Apo - A wheelchair user who was stopped from drinking alcohol at a wine tasting event over "safety" concerns is seeking compensation in a Japanese court.The man in his 50s is demanding 1.

Ghosn gone: Nissan drives out chairman after arrest

Apo - Nissan board members voted unanimously to sack Carlos Ghosn as chairman on Thursday, a spectacular fall from grace for the once-revered boss who was stripped of the role while languishing in a Japanese jail.

Renault-Nissan alliance shaken, but divorce would be costly

Paris - When Carlos Ghosn began laying the groundwork nearly two decades ago for a partnership between Renault and Nissan, he was careful not to call it a merger, hoping to avoid any resentment over rescuing one of Japan's storied carmakers.

From private jet to private cell: Ghosn faces Japanese justice

Apo - On a rainy Monday night in Tokyo, Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn stepped off his private jet and into custody.What happens next to the once-admired tycoon as he faces the complex Japanese legal system? - What conditions is he held in?

Ghosn scandal: What we know

Apo - Carlos Ghosn, one of the world's most influential executives, is under arrest in Tokyo, in a stunning fall from grace that raises questions about the future of his sprawling Franco-Japanese auto group.

S. Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

Seoul - South Korea on Wednesday announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours.

Ghosn custody extended as Nissan crisis deepens

Apo - Japanese authorities Wednesday extended Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's detention by 10 days, as it emerged the car giant itself could face charges over the alleged financial misconduct that laid low its once-loved leader.

Ghosn arrest shakes fractious Franco-Japanese alliance

Apo - Carlos Ghosn's spectacular fall from grace is seen by some as a stunning corporate "coup d'etat" stoked by resentment at Japan's Nissan over a lopsided alliance with French carmaker Renault.

Ghosn scandal: what we know

Apo - Carlos Ghosn, one of the world's most influential executives is under arrest, in a shocking turn of events that raises questions about the future of the sprawling Franco-Japanese auto group he leads.
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